Ohio Speaker Sued by Fellow Republicans


The drama continues within the Ohio House Republican caucus, according to reports. Rep. Derek Merrin (R-Monclova), who late last year appeared to be the favorite for the new speaker — only to be defeated a couple months later — and his supporters have filed a lawsuit against Speaker Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill) and Rep. Jeff LaRe (R-Violet Township) in the battle over who controls the House GOP’s campaign fund. The lawsuit declares Reps. Merrin and Plummer have the sole authority to control the campaign funds, and that Stephens and LaRe owe House GOP members $100,000 in damages. 10/11/2023